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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Patients with Medicaid undergoing spine surgery have increased odds of having a surgical site infection, according to a study published in the Sept. 15 issue of Spine.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Cushing syndrome occurs only rarely in children, but when it does, it causes weight gain and stunting. In young children, adrenal tumors are usually the cause while in adolescents, pituitary tumors are more likely.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Prompted by almost-epidemic rates of diabetes in the United States and globally, the American Diabetes Association recently convened a consensus panel to examine diabetic kidney disease, one of the most frequent complications associated with diabetes.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Ann Romney announced the launch of a neurologic center in collaboration with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, set to open in 2016.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Amy Jacob
John Saltzman, MD, Director of Endoscopy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, shares his experiences and thoughts on endoscopy testing and other topics discussed at the 2014 ACG Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Study results show that eluxadoline may be useful in patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) who do not achieve symptom relief with loperamide.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Study results show significant regional variations in the types of procedures and tests administered and the number of prescriptions written for patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), as well as in the number of emergency department visits and hospital admissions.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Amy Jacob
John Saltzman, MD, discusses the gastrointestinal tract and the integration of novel gastrointestinal procedures into treatment, and the role of the human microbiome in relation to GI disorders.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Type 2 diabetes occurs at roughly the same prevalence in men and women. Despite the similar prevalence in the sexes, women who develop diabetes feel the effect of its complications disproportionately.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Research presented at the European League Against Rheumatism’s Annual Meeting indicates comorbid diabetes may be linked to increased osteoarthritis pain.
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